CFRE Refresher Course


Register to Attend the CFRE Refresher Course
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Irving, Texas

In conjunction with the
2022 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference

CFRE certification adds value to your contribution to your employers, clients and constituents. In addition, the AFP Compensation and Benefits Study consistently reports that CFREs receive higher compensation than those who do not hold the CFRE credential.

If you are planning to take the CFRE exam, make plans to take this one-day course, brought to you by the Greater Dallas AFP Chapter, the Fort Worth AFP Chapter, and AFP International. Contact with any questions.

WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Please arrive in the parking lot 7:30-7:45 a.m.)
WHERE: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

Registration is closed.

General Information

This one-day CFRE Refresher Course takes a new approach that asks you to apply fundraising theory, skills, and techniques within the six knowledge domains of the field, based on experience at the five year level. This course will not be presented in a lecture format. To gain the most from the experience and to read the requirements for obtaining your CFRE, you are strongly encouraged to visit the CFRE International website ( including the test content outline, Study Wizard, as well as the resource reading list. This session does not take the place of independent study and relevant experience in preparation for the exam.

Participants receive:

  • Participant manual and exam-related study resources
  • Approximately 8 hours of instruction (8 continuing education points for both Initial Certification and Recertification)
  • A certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Discounted nightly rate at The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
  • A head start for taking the CFRE Exam


If you aren't yet a member of AFP, join today to receive AFP member pricing for the course!

  • $390 AFP Members
  • $490 Non-Members

2022 CFRE Refresher Course Facilitators

Michelle Crim

Michelle Crim, CFRE

Michelle Crim's 20-year career in fundraising and nonprofit management includes roles in higher education, healthcare philanthropy and social service organizations. Michelle's work includes annual giving, special events, strategic planning, board governance, volunteer management, major gifts and capital campaigns. Michelle founded and is president of Dynamic Development Strategies, LLC, which provides interim leadership and strategic fundraising services to nonprofits in the Tarrant County and surrounding areas. She serves on the board of the Lone Star Council of Charitable Gift Planners, is a board member of Camp Fire First Texas and is past president of the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter. Additionally, she is the membership chair of the North Texas Grant Professionals Association and recently joined the board of Women's Policy Forum. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Fort Worth.

Diana Marquis

Diana Marquis, CFRE

Diana Marquis has been a fundraiser in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for more than twenty years. She worked for academic, social service, environmental education, and consulting/training agencies. Diana served various nonprofits as Executive Director, Chief Development Officer, and Manager of Major Gifts. In addition to two decades of professional fundraising, Diana also had a career in radio and television production, and small business development. She served the AFP Dallas Chapter as President and held other board positions as well as chair for the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. She is a Leadership Dallas alumnus, a Charter Member of the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas and a founding member of the DFW Hispanic Communicators. She served four terms on the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission. Diana is the Founder and Chief Strategist of DMGroupConsulting, where she uses her expertise, skillset, and knowledge to meet her nonprofit clients' goals.

Shawn Wills

Shawn Wills, CFRE

Shawn Wills has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than $100 million dollars in charitable causes over the course of her career. Over the past 20 years, Shawn has advanced philanthropy in her current role as Chief Development Officer at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, and previously as Vice President of Operations and Strategy for the Women's Business Council – Southwest, senior vice president of development at the Texas Women's Foundation, senior development officer for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and manager of over 4,000 volunteers at PBS and NPR broadcast stations in the DFW metroplex. Shawn is past president of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, an adjunct professor at Paul Quinn College, and a member of the Greater Frisco Chapter of Jack and Jill, where she also serves on the executive board. She is a founding officer and member of The Village Giving Circle.

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